6x19 An American Girl in Paris (Part Une)
First Aired: Feb. 15, 2004 on HBO
Summary: Before leaving for Paris, Carrie runs into Big and tells him that she wants him out of her life. After one last dinner with the girls, Carrie leaves for Paris. In New York, Samantha speaks at a breast cancer benefit and Charlotte goes to Carrie's in search of an adoption recommendation, but…
Main Characters in this Episode
Big: What? No, no, I came here to tell you something. I made a mistake. You and I...
Carrie: You and I - *nothing*! You can not do this to me again! You can not jerk me around!
Big: Carrie, listen to me. It is different this time...
Carrie: Oh, it's never different! It's six years of *never* being different! This is it! I am done! Don't call me ever again! Forget you know my number! In fact, forget you know my name! And you can drive up this street all you want - because I don't live here any more!
Miranda: [after the girls all look at each other for a long moment] Go get our girl.
- Goof (continuity error): When Mr. Big is meeting Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha in the coffee shop, his part moves from being parted on the right when he walks in, to the left when he is sitting at the table.
- Michael Patrick King met future presidential candidate Senator John McCain at the Writers Guild Awards where McCain said "When Carrie is in that restaurant at the end and everyone's speaking french and that rap music is playing, I just though 'Bring on Big!'" King asked if he watched it with his wife or daughter and the senator replied "No, I watch it alone."
- In the UK, 4.71 million viewers tuned in to the two-part finale on Channel 4, surpassing sixth season's average of 2.9 million viewers. Moreover, the finale won the 10:35pm hour slot, beating Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (UK) which received 2.9 million viewers on BBC One.
- This episode did not finish shooting until the Wednesday before it aired in hopes of fooling the press and not spoiling the ending for viewers.
- The Versace couture "Dress of a Thousand Layers" that Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) wore has a retail price of $79,000.
- During Samantha's speech at the benefit dinner, the women who stand and take off their wigs in solidarity are all real-life cancer survivors.